Daily Devotional for Friday June 2, 2023
Compromise by a Christian kills your testimony!
DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023
***PERSONAL MESSAGE FOR YOU FROM BILL KELLER: Compromise will kill your Christian witness over time!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, open my eyes to see this world clearly, and show me what You want me to do to serve You in these times we live. You and You alone will have the last word Lord. Let me see this lost world through Your eyes and with Your heart and help to lead the lost and hurting to find Your hope, strength, and peace! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!!! *Salvation message from Ground Zero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqZ9oaqJNJg
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: In the aftermath of the George Floyd death and riots all over the nation, we saw major corporations falling over themselves to give millions of dollars to the Marxist group Black Lives Matter. Sadly, CEO of Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy got in on the virtue signaling. He stated, “White Christians must repent of racism and fight for our black brothers and sisters.” Cathy than got on his knees to shine the shoes of a black rapper in some sort of token act of apology. Here is one of the nation’s high profile Christian businessmen buying into a satanically inspired false narrative of BLM and that this nation is systematically racist! So it was not a shock to hear this week that Chick-fil-A has joined in with other “woke” corporations in instituting a DEI department into their corporate headquarters. DEI is this globalist push to force corporations to hire based on diversity, equity, and inclusion. No mention of MERIT, or hire the most qualified person, but hire based on the color of a person’s skin, how they choose to engage in sexual relations, in addition to hiring mentally ill people who don’t know what gender they are. Since the death of his father and founder of the fast food chain, Dan Cathy has continued to compromise this once iconic Christian company to fit into the globalist inspired corporations of 2023. Very sad!
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***JUNE FINANCIAL UPDATE: I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TODAY!
We ended May still $30,000 short from March, and of course the $55,000 we required for our May ministry operations. It is critical we cover that final $30,000 from March as quickly as possible.
I am praying God will move on the hearts of those who He has blessed and are able to help insure that $30,000 is cleared up by this coming Monday. *If you have a Wells Fargo branch near you and could deposit a gift directly to our account, contact me at: email@example.com and I can give you the account info.
If we can take care of the $55,000 from May by Friday the 16th, that leaves us final 2 weeks to work on the $55,000 we require for June's ministry operation. That is $140,000 by the end of June to end the month will all of our ministry operations current. OUR GOD IS ABLE!
The Bible teaches us to “give according to our ability to give.” For some that may be $10 or $20. For others it may be $50 or $100. Still others it may be $200, $500, $1,000, $10,000 or more. GOD WILL BLESS YOUR GIFT NO MATTER WHAT THE AMOUNT!!!
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The betrayal of Chick-fil-A! Let me say right up front, it is a sad commentary on Christendom when a fast-food chicken restaurant is the most visible Christian icon in our culture. I am not saying this in any way to demean the Christian example Chick-fil-A has been for decades. It is simply another byproduct of Christians abandoning the marketplace for the safety, comfort, and profitability of the subculture we created for ourselves over the past 50 years!
In 1946, founder Truett Cathy who was called home to be with the Lord in 2014, started his chicken restaurant in Georgia. Cathy was a great man of faith who ran his business guided by Christian principles. One of those principles was closing his business on Sundays, a day of rest as set forth by the Bible. They still adhere to that practice today.
One of the most powerful sermons I preached in 3 decades of ministry and one I had condensed into a Daily Devotional many years ago is about never following “a man,” only “THE MAN!” A man of flesh and blood will always fail at times. The only one who did it perfectly throughout his life was THE MAN, Jesus! That is why we worship Jesus and never a man of flesh and blood.
So it was with sadness we learned several years ago that Chick-fil-A was going to stop donating through their charitable giving foundation to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, due to the fact they were Christian organizations. As this alarming news hit, it turned out that Chick-fil-A who have been a long-time target of radical LGBTQ groups, was pressured into stopping their giving to these Christian groups since they stood against the sin of homosexuality and the perversion of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage.
Since Truett Cathy’s homegoing, his son Dan has been the CEO of Chick-fil-A. Under Dan’s leadership, they have greatly expanded from being primarily a southern regional business, into many more markets across the country. They were often targeted as bigots as they expanded into more liberal areas, primarily by pro-LGBTQ organizations.
As they were boycotted, kicked out of airports, off of college campuses, Christians time and time again spoke with their wallets and flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants effectively neutralizing the boycott efforts. Christians saw “one of their own” under attack for simply being a Christian-based company and stood by Chick-fil-A.
So you can imagine the sorrow and anger many Christians felt upon learning that Chick-fil-A had caved-in to pro-LGBTQ groups and cut off their future giving to the Salvation Army and FCA. Their charitable giving foundation went into damage control and sent out a statement that they were going to re-focus their giving strategy and support feeding programs and other more socially aware secular organizations. They stated that as they moved into new markets, they wanted to be clear “who they were.”
Of course, this only made the controversy worse as Christians who stood by Chick-fil-A in their battles over the years felt justifiably betrayed. It was then learned that the head of the charitable giving foundation was a very liberal person, having donated to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. That news only made people more concerned why Dan Cathy would put such a liberal person over an important part of this Christian organization.
Sadly, it got worse. A 2017 tax filing showed Chick-fil-A donated to the uber-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC is a civil liberties group of former ACLU attorneys that protect progressive groups and organizations. Since 2007, the SPLC “national hate map” has listed Bill Keller/Bill Keller Ministries/Liveprayer as a hate group (Tampa, Fl). I am on with true hate groups who incite violence like the New Black Panthers, the KKK, neo-Nazi groups, and various militia organizations.
The Chick-fil-A foundation also gave money to Covenant House, a homeless shelter that is pro-LGBTQ, YWCA, a pro-abortion group that partners with Planned Parenthood, the Pace Center for Girls, another pro-abortion group, and the New Leaders Council, which says it promotes “a more progressive political and cultural landscape.”
Death threats, damaged property, being spit on in public, are some of the issues I have faced monthly over the past 24 years of Liveprayer. They got much more frequent and intense starting in 2003 when we launched the TV program and I began doing lots of secular media appearances on the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview. Many of those after 2007 were directly due to being on the SPLC hate map since I preached the truth of the Bible about the sin of homosexuality, that marriage is between a man and a woman, and Islam is a false religion.
The organization has obviously become very large due to God’s blessings. So I assume there are many things going on that a CEO like Dan Cathy may not be totally involved in, although their charitable giving should be one issue he has knowledge of. The other issue sadly is that they may be simply taking their Christian customer based for granted. A mindset like we have their loyalty, so we can push ahead to other markets where we have to play nice with non-Christian groups.
Despite my personal sadness over this revelation about the charitable giving at Chick-fil-A, I never have or ever will be involved in a boycott. Each person has to pray and find their own peace from God where they choose to eat, the things they buy, the places they go. How a person spends their money is a prayerful choice each person must come to for themselves.
The lesson in this situation is very applicable for our personal lives. After Chick-fil-A announced they were cutting off donations to the Salvation Army and FCA, pro-LGBTQ groups came back to them and told them that they now needed to renounce themselves!!! My friend, this is why you don’t give in to blackmailers. They tell you to give them $1,000 and they will go away. You give them $1,000 thinking it is over. A few months later, they are back, this time wanting $5,000 to go away. IT NEVER ENDS!
This is how satan operates and why giving in, compromising, plays right into his hands. Remember, Jesus said he comes to “steal, kill, and destroy.” SATAN ISN’T GOING AWAY UNTIL YOU ARE DESTROYED! That is why you can’t ever give in, can’t ever compromise, since once you do he has won! Also, never forget that satan is the “great justifier.” He will tell you exactly why this one time it is OK to compromise. He will give you the exact reason why it is OK, this one time. JOHN 8:44...SATAN IS A LIAR!!!
I love you and care about you so much. My counsel to Dan Cathy is simple. Christians are in the forgiveness business. Chick-fil-A has grown dramatically due to God’s blessings from decades of obedience. What would Truett Cathy do? Dan should get rid of the head of the charitable giving arm of Chick-fil-A and replace him with a Godly person. He needs to reinstate the giving to the Salvation Army and FCA, and double it. He needs to make a statement that God’s people are NOT FOR SALE!
Pray for Chick-fil-A since it is one of our most visible Christian icons in the marketplace. Pray for Dan as he seeks the Lord to take this situation and turn it around for God’s glory. Again, the lessons are two-fold. One, never compromise God’s Truth, especially for money. Second, always make sure your focus is never on “a man,” but always on “THE MAN!!!”
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,